President Shukri al-Quwatli appoints top military officials - 18 August 1957

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The front page story in the Damascus daily al-Inshaa says that President Quwatli signed three decrees appointing Gamal Faisal as commander of the Syrian Gendarmerie, Mohammad al-Jarrah as his deputy, and Abdullah Jassomeh as commander of Syrian Police and director of Public Security. The Syrian President also pensioned off army commander General Tawfiq Nizam al-Din and was due to appoint General Afif al-Bizreh as his successor, with Colonel Amin Nfuri as his deputy.